Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confirmed industry speculation that tonight's (Feb. 17) show at London's Earls Court will be her last in the role.
Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confirmed industry speculation that tonight's (Feb. 17) show at London's Earls Court will be her last in the role. Anderson has overseen the event every year since 1992 and says she believes the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), which oversees the Brits, will take the production of the show in-house.
"My view of it is that with the change of structure at the BPI [including the recently announced departure of director general Andrew Yeates], there would obviously ensue a review of everything that happens [there]," says Anderson. "My understanding is that they'd like to take the show in-house."
Anderson was appointed executive director of the 1992 awards in June 1991, initially on a five-month contract, having previously been managing director of RCA Records U.K. She says that during her tenure, revenues of the charitable event -- which raises money for its Brit Trust causes -- has increased from £350,000 to £5.5 million.
Anderson will remain executive producer of the Classical Brit Awards, and says that she is "setting up various strategic partnerships" and would like to create one other big music-based show. "I'd also like to do a couple of things in other areas, not music-based," she adds.